Safe siting and the Choose Safe Places program

Learn how to choose a location for your child care program safe from environmental hazards and how DPH can help.

Table of Contents

Videos

Children and Environmental Hazards

This 1-minute animated video explains why safe siting of your child care program is important. Please feel free to share this video online and on your social media channels.

 

Checking for Hazards

This 1-minute animated video provides questions to ask when choosing a location for your child care program. Please feel free to share this video online and on your social media channels.

Training

Training for child care providers

This 20-minute short course introduces the elements of safe siting for child care programs and how the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education, a program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, can help.

After completing this short course, you will be able to:

  • Explain why it’s important to protect children from environmental hazards.
  • List four things to check when choosing a new location for a child care program.
  • List common environmental hazards that can be avoided when choosing a new location.
  • Identify contacts and resources to help you check for environmental hazards.
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Download Safe Siting Resources for Child Care Providers

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